Warbird Information Exchange

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this site are the responsibility of the poster and do not reflect the views of the management.
It is currently Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:38 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Classic Wings Magazine Luftwaffe Resource Center WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1582 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 106  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Bald Eagle Aviation
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:03 pm 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!

Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:38 am
Posts: 1411
Location: LONE JACK Mo.
Today I had the good fortune to visit with fellow WIXers , Rich Palmer and Jim Beasley in Coatesville, Pa.

They were kind enough to let me stumble around and kick important Stang parts all over their shop.....

The nickle tour was worth the admission!! Very nice sanitary hangar and shop with some real special goodies awaiting attention....

Thanks guys!

Yesterday I got to to get in everyones way at Rouch Engineering in Detroit area....a lot of neat stuff for gearheads!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:57 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:11 pm
Posts: 3162
Location: MQS- Coatesville, PA
GARY HILTON wrote:
Today I had the good fortune to visit with fellow WIXers , Rich Palmer and Jim Beasley in Coatesville, Pa.

They were kind enough to let me stumble around and kick important Stang parts all over their shop.....

The nickle tour was worth the admission!! Very nice sanitary hangar and shop with some real special goodies awaiting attention....

Thanks guys!

Yesterday I got to to get in everyones way at Rouch Engineering in Detroit area....a lot of neat stuff for gearheads!

Gary did a fantastic job in getting the stuff rounded up and back to us.
Thanks,
Rich


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:09 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 18, 2006 3:08 pm
Posts: 4539
Location: chicago
Very cool. I'm jealous.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:46 pm 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:04 am
Posts: 1179
Location: Merchantville, NJ
I had the pleasure of a visit there last month- and was too awed to even take pics! I really enjoyed the visit, and left my resume, with hopes... :) I even think I was near incoherent with the sensory overload...

Rich- Thanks again for the honor!
Robbie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 9:15 pm 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:24 pm
Posts: 392
Location: MQS (Chester County PA)
Gary you're the best for all the wonderful help and time you shared with us. It was great to finally meet you. Thank you again. Here are a few shots:

Enchantress' wings finally come home:
Image

Shipley move your tushy so we can unload the truck:
Image

finally Bald Eagle's engine is home:
Image

artwork from Big Jim at Roush for Princess:
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 9:31 pm 
Offline
Newly-minted T-6 Pilot
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:55 pm
Posts: 713
Location: Central Indiana
Jim do you own any dirt-bikes? :shock: :wink:

Is the Enchantress a title for Frenesi's restoration?

T

_________________
"There are two types of people here; airshow whores and airshow prostitutes. The whores, like you and I, do airshow stuff for free, whereas the prostitutes are paid" - Reg Urschler


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 9:47 pm 
Offline
Squadron Leader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:31 pm
Posts: 174
Jim,

Glad to see you have the engines and wings home!!

Look forward to seeing you at WWII Weekend in Reading.

Greg

_________________
Greg Witmer, V.P. of Operations
Airboss / Ground Boss / WWII Aircraft Coordinator
David Schultz Airshows LLC


Last edited by LARGEFLYER on Tue May 13, 2008 9:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 9:50 pm 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:04 am
Posts: 1179
Location: Merchantville, NJ
Rolls Royce Merlin arrrgghhhhh(ala Homer Simpson)...drool...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: ???
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 10:29 pm 
Offline
Probationary Member

Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:53 pm
Posts: 3803
Location: Aspen, CO
Question on the 2nd engine, the one with the black cam covers. The plugs look different, and it looks like unshielded ignition wires with no harness and the wires bound or taped together. Is that a proven way to do it? Is is as good once under the cowling with engine heat and possible hot oil or coolant contacting them?

_________________
Bill Greenwood
Spitfire N308WK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 11:34 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:52 pm
Posts: 3092
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Looks to me like they're using a racing-style high performance, low resistance plug wire similar to what you'd see in racing boats or tractors that use similar Allison or Rolls-Royce engines. As for no harness, the wires appear to be zip-tied or otherwise pulled into the polished tubing and then routed into a wire wrap before moving to the distributor, so while maybe not done in a "standard" form, it appears that they are properly secured from unnecessary movement.

Helps with the "racer" look too. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 2:48 am 
Offline
Long Time Member
Long Time Member

Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:36 am
Posts: 7962
Location: Mt. Vernon, WA.
Could those be a set of the new, redesigned heads J.R. has been rumored to have in the works? :wink:

_________________
Don't make me go get my flying monkeys-


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 4:28 am 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:24 pm
Posts: 392
Location: MQS (Chester County PA)
Bill -- this is a PMA approved setup from Roush analogous in many ways to the other changes to the wiring harness used for racing, etc. They are well secured and it's a very clean and impressive looking deal that they've created. Also it's a million times easier to change plugs -- and you don't need to use plugs that cost $50 per piece ....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:19 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 18, 2006 3:08 pm
Posts: 4539
Location: chicago
WOW, that second Merlin is GORGEOUS! 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 6:23 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:11 pm
Posts: 3162
Location: MQS- Coatesville, PA
I got the Spinner and smile painted yellow today for Bald Eagle.
The spinner had been repaired by Bill Yoak. Bill flew it up to us a few days ago in his Bonanza.
I hope to get the Sparrow (silver/gray) motor in place on BE this weekend.
Looking for runs later next week.
While you might be able to get Lodge plugs for $50, the Champions are right around $100 ea. Thats x 24 for a full set. The Roush setup uses plugs that are about $6 ea or so. Do the math for the savings. The savings will get you a flight or 2 with avgas approaching $7/gal.
Jim called me from Chino today. He is flying the Museum's P-51 Spam Can and Ed Shipley is using Hinton's Wee Willy for the Horseman routine this weekend. Enjoy the display if you are there.
Rich


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 4:43 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:11 pm
Posts: 3162
Location: MQS- Coatesville, PA
It was productive afternoon.
The newly painted smile is installed.
Image
The spinner is unmasked.
Image
The engine hung in Bald Eagle.
Image
Image
Now the real work begins. Remembering where every thing goes.
Rich


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1582 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 106  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: flyingsailor, kalamazookid and 15 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group